Nikita Pearl Waligwa, an actor who appeared in Disney's 'Queen of Katwe,' has died at age 15, according to BBC and the Ugandan newspaper Daily Monitor. https://t.co/rVYEnmM8Tz— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 16, 2020
Ugandan actress Nikita Pearl Waligwa recently passed away at the age of fifteen. Waligwa had been diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016 and seemed to recover a year later. However, in 2019, another tumor was found. She previously starred in Disney's 'Queen of Katwe'; co-star David Oyelowo posted the following message.